Wildfire Safety: Firewise

Wildfire Safety: Firewise

Wildfire Safety: Firewise Many Montreat residents, as well as absentee property owners and visitors who watched from a distance, can remember the 2016 wildfire that was so near to us–and the smoke drifting into the community–at Chimney Rock.  A couple of...
Children Outdoors

Children Outdoors

Children Outdoors in Montreat: Experience, Fun and Education Across Generations Our vision is that Montreat will be a place where children (and their mentors) joyfully experience a healthy outdoor environment and build caring lifelong engagements with the natural...
Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration

Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration

Next event: April 28, 2018 The Montreat Landcare Committee is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Montreat Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration. The event will be take place on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. at Moore Field, next to Lake Susan in...
Galax Protection

Galax Protection

Galax is an evergreen herbaceous perennial plant of the Southern Appalachian Highlands, now endangered in the Montreat wilderness. The leaves are in great demand by florists, but cannot be cultivated commercially. Consequently, distributors of floral materials pay...
Native & Invasive Plant Species

Native & Invasive Plant Species

More than ever, native plant species should be the preferred choice of homeowners, businesses and institutions for their gardens. A native plant is adapted to local climate and seasons, and offers advantages concerning drought hardiness and resistance to disease and...